Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC)
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
“During the academic winter term of 2022, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) had the pleasure of hosting two University of Toronto students from Dr. Susan Hill’s Indigenous Theory, Research, and Methods course. The students were introduced to OFIFC’s community-driven USAI (Utility, Self-voicing, Access and Inter-relationality) Research Framework. They were also exposed to how this framework, and its accompanying research methodologies, were being applied in select active research projects. The students met and dialogued with members of OFIFC’s Research Team and were invited to attend a traditional gathering at a local Friendship Centre. When possible, the OFIFC has supported students from a variety of post-secondary institutions in furthering their learning with regards to the application of Indigenous research methodologies. Learn more about OFIFC’s community-driven research and research projects.”Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) represents the collective interests of 29 Friendship Centres in cities and towns across the province. Friendship Centres are places for community members and Indigenous people living in urban spaces to gather, connect with one another and receive culturally based services. Friendship Centres improve the lives of urban Indigenous people by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to, and participation in, Canadian society while respecting Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.